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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2018, 04:50:28 PM »
Best colour for a Porsche  :happy2:    I was never a big fan of the original Cayman but yours looks great.

Your English is superb.  Are you an English person living in Romania, or are you Romanian with excellent English?  :smiley:
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2018, 07:37:00 PM »
@rex

Sorry Rex, in my previous post - yes of course as I'm sure you realised, I meant the 981  :ashamed:  I'm realising the subtle differences that the GTS has compared with the 'S' model, although I couldn't really spot them knowingly until your thread now, particularly the tail lights :happy2:

I love driving the GTS from RSR, hopefully they keep it another year or two as they seem to be getting rid of their not-so-new and more expensive to run cars!

The fog grille mods look superb, I love something home-made that ends up OEM looking  :evilgrin:

The 981 Cayman S is still very expensive in the UK (£35k + still) which shows it's appeal and resale value is still substantial. Be great when the values settle a little because they're a great weekend and track-car as you're demonstrating with this build  :drinking:

Maybe buy the GTS from RSR  :happy2:
Yes, the 981's seem to keep their value quite well... I think it has to do with being the last naturally aspirated Porsche (non GT).
I didn't buy mine cheap (much more than £35k) but I think it was worth it.

Unfortunately I don't have the finances to regularly track the Cayman. It's not about the cost of the mods to make it truly track ready but the costs of repair if I crash the car...

Great work @rex:happy2:

Thanks!  :notworthy:

Hi Rex,

Finally had some time to discover the well hidden topic  :doh: and the car in action, I quite enjoyed the second video, even if you say it was slower, I find it very fluid despite the traffic and ultimately for me this is most important on the Nring beside safety  :smiley:.  I’m a little curious about the steering  feel on a track like Nordschleife (I’ve never driven a Cayman on the track) , you seem to do a lot of ‘’in bend ‘’ corrections ?, especially on the first video, maybe being used to your usual track car and adapting gradually?  Nevertheless, very good, real (=changing gears ),  driving as usual  :happy2: and beautiful, special, car especially irl, quite jealous as I sad  :smiley:

Sorry about your misfortune in Italy, it could’ve been much worse as you said, besides you didn’t have a central radiator behind the bumper to start leaking, immobilize your car and ruin your trip  :wink:.  You shouldn’t be too harsh on yourself, in Italy they don’t have the reflex to manually activate the emergency lights in hard braking as in Germany or most of the other countries, the collisions are the rule over there.  I can see by the way you quickly recovered and the car looks better than ever, love the GTS additions, very impressed by your mechanic and custom work also  :congrats:

Finally, it was really a pleasure to meet again and share our common passion at the Ring, see you next time soon!  :driver:

Best regards,
wipperman

P.S. If I were to guess, that Seat doing such a clean run is driven by a local at the rental company, not by a customer, fiy, one more reason to be pleased with your run

Ha ha nothing escapes you my friend!
Thank you for your comment!
Regarding the steering corrections, I just don't feel the car as well as I feel the Golf. So i do a lot of corrections in order to find the limit. I'm not sure if it's me, if I will get used with the car or if it's the electrical steering that will never improve the feeling / feedback.

It was a real pleasure meeting with you again and hopefully we can do it again next year!

Best colour for a Porsche  :happy2:    I was never a big fan of the original Cayman but yours looks great.

Your English is superb.  Are you an English person living in Romania, or are you Romanian with excellent English?  :smiley:

Yes, it looks good in black, but black is such a "high maintenance" color... I washed both the Golf and the Porsche last weekend and the swirl marks are much more visible on the black paint as opposed to the red paint.
I would have liked the karmine red color better for the Porsche but since I didn't buy it new, I didn't have a choice. But I guess I like the fact that it's a "Black Edition" and it's not very common.

About my English skills, thank you! I am Romanian, living in Romania  :smiley:. Actually never been to the UK before this year but I had the chance to learn English from a young age (there were some periods at school we had more English courses/lessons than Romanian ones, so theoretical I should be better at English than at Romanian  :drinking: ).

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2018, 01:59:46 PM »
Winter is here, so WINTER MODE ON  :smiley:.

First up, tires:



Really big difference in offset between the 2 wheels...









And then the interior floor mats, cloth for summer and rubber for winter:



Next up:
- spacers for the summer wheels
- change the front blinker to a LED one
- brakes

Thanks for watching!  :notworthy:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2018, 06:01:34 PM »
It looks so good on these wheels, love it.  :laugh:
For sure they would be great in anthracite but unfortunately not with the silver lip.

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 01:02:24 AM »
The car looks good with those wheels too. :happy2:

I like them silver! Very good looking rubber mats. :surprised:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2018, 03:41:55 PM »
It looks so good on these wheels, love it.  :laugh:
For sure they would be great in anthracite but unfortunately not with the silver lip.

Exactly my view as well.

The car looks good with those wheels too. :happy2:

I like them silver! Very good looking rubber mats. :surprised:

Thanks!

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »
A short update with small things that happened this weekend.

Finally got to use the Nurburgring sticker:



As some of you might know, once a car has been on the Nurburgring Nordscheilfe it is worthy of the sticker  :happy2:.
The stickers that could be bought are all for the outside of the car, and can easily be damaged during time. So I have made my own stickers and sicked them from inside.

And speaking of the last years Nurburging trip, there is something else I've been wanting to do...
During the ISOFIX install (at the Porsche Dealer in Stuttgart), the mechanic managed to scratch the interior trim:



I've immediately notified them of the issues and it only took them 7 months to send me the new piece... At first they said it was not their mistake, then they stopped answering my emails but I didn't give up - it wasn't an expensive piece but it was about the message.

Since the nearest Porsche dealer is about 4 hours away I asked my AUDI/VW dealer (in town) to swap the trims but they said they don't know how  :smiley:
So I did it myself...
If some of you might want to have the 991/981/982 (718) cup holder trim replaced, there is a trick that will help you take it out really easy.
As you can see from the removed part, there are 2 holes that prevent the trim from being removed (red circles).



But, if you stick about 4-5 old credit cards / shopping cards / etc, the piece that is holding the trim will be pushed up and the trim will easily come out (you just have to pull it with not much force). Slowly but shortly I am doing more and more things on my own  :smiley:





And one more thing... My wife is expecting a baby so I will put to good use the ISOFIX I have on the passenger seat:





Next up - I am thinking of some spacers, some brake cooling and bigger brakes. Stay tuned!
 

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2019, 11:04:35 PM »
Next up - I am thinking of some spacers, some brake cooling and bigger brakes. Stay tuned!

Well, not quite...
Until then, the cheapest mod available for the 981 Cayman: changed the bumper side blinkers to 718/991 LED ones (the original ones are not LED):







Thanks for watching!

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2019, 08:17:47 PM »
These just arrived:



Among other smaller bits they contain:

982/718 S or GTS calipers Front & Rear (even if the rear ones are just like mine, but painted Red, I preferred to buy new ones instead of painting the old ones)





330 x 34 discs



7 mm hubcentric spacers with the necessary bolts (not pictured)



Front & rear brake vents - 981 CS/BS (the fronts are different to the Base model and the ones in the back don't exist on the Base model)



I also ordered HEL brake lines that have not yet arrived.
I don't intend to do serious tracking with the Porsche (I have the Golf for that) but if I take the Cayman to the track I expect these brakes to last more than the Stock ones.

Next up, installing all the parts.
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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 02:37:42 AM »
Oh, great goodies there! Always a pleasure following your work!  :drinking:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 09:10:29 AM »
Thanks buddy!  :notworthy:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2019, 08:22:00 PM »
These just arrived:



So I will be mounting the new brakes in the following week (hopefully).
That's not in time for the next trackday, but that's fine since I was planning to stretch the VW's legs anyway.

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2019, 08:25:26 PM »
So... As promised, the brake job is done and here is what exactly happened, with pictures of before and after.

What did I exactly do?
Well, I changed the following:

- 981 Cayman Front Calipers with 718 (982) Cayman S/GTS Calipers. These are the same ones as used on the 911 991.2 Carrera, just painted red.



- 981 Cayman Rear Calipers with 981 S/GTS or 718 S/GTS Calipers. Basically the same as the original ones but I wanted to have all the calipers in one color...



- 981 Cayman Rotors 315 x 28 with 330 x 34 Rotors from the 718 (982) Cayman S/GTS or 911 991.2 Carrera

- Changed the front brake cooling spoilers from to 981 Cayman S/GTS ones. The new ones direct the airflow to the brake rotors.



- Added rear brake cooling spoilers from the 981 Cayman S/GTS or 718 Base/S/GTS. Especially because I have the PTV (Porsche Torque Vectoring) which is using the rear brakes as well, I thought these are needed.



- HEL brake lines front & rear

- 7mm hubcentric spacers front & rear (photos' after)





So, how does that feel?
Easy answer, worse than before - because I have to bed in the brakes  :P . After that I expect these brakes to better handle the occasional track days I have with the car. If I end up tracking the car regularly, this setup is a great starting point - I only have to change the rotors, the pads and the brake fluid and I am ready for some serious trackdays.
But, one thing that I immediately noticed, the car looks much better with the larger brakes and with the red calipers   :pomppomp:





Next up, the Porsche Experience Day I took part in yesterday. Stay tuned  :drinking:

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Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2019, 12:49:08 AM »
Brakes look awesome! :drinking:

Your wheels are huge. :laugh: